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Eddie the Lip Makes His Second Mistake

Eddie Jones made his first mistake by accepting the England job. It works both ways Ian Ritchie. Jones’ selection of Dylan Hartley as his captain is his second and that is not taking anything away from Hartley who is a damn fine player. Hartley is a great England player but maybe not a great England captain.

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Duncan Weir Can’t Take the Heat

I’m always a bit confused when writers don’t hive the real reason for somebody leaving a club. Rugby writers are frightened. All of the so-called rugby punters are damn scared of any negativity. Shit, negativity is what it’s all about. No, sorry, the problem of negativity is it’s the truth mostly. So , Duncan Weir leaves Glasgow for Edinburgh. Why? Because Finn a Russell stands in his ambitious way. Sadly Duncan Weir won’t wear the […]

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Daft Eddie

Eddie Jones is the ultimate opportunist and that’s what I dislike most about him. At the end of the rugby road it’s all about Eddie. It’s always about Eddie. Well, let me tell you this about. Eddie and England. He doesn’t stand a chance because the players will always be suspicious of Eddie in a way that the players were about Clive Woodward, only worse. He has already started kissing the RFU ,s ass by […]

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You Want Rugby League You Got Rugby League

What happened to the good old glory days when all different sizes of players were on the pitch at the same time. Now it’s artificial induced muscle mania , enhanced speed, and locomotive collision tackles. It’s bloody awful. Jaimie Roberts got it tight whilst playing in France. The game is more and more like rugby league. This guy is a medical doctor. Big deal. He is now matriculating at Cambridge. Bullshit. Count all the rugby […]

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How the USA Can Accidentally on Purpose Win the Gold in Rio

No, it’s not Nigel Melville’s appointment of fellow Englishman Mike Friday. What a stupid name. It’s really very easy. No way Carlin Isles or Perry Baker could win a spot on any union side that demanded skillful rugby expertise. But sevens rugby is now all about one thing and that one thing is speed and the two of those guys have more than any other country on the circuit including South Africa and Fiji. The […]

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